Saturday, October 3, 2009

We saw a goat's birth!

The weather this week was gorgeous so we headed to our local orchard to play one afternoon. There is plenty of open space to explore, various stuff to climb on, a big playset complete with swings and a slide, animals to feed, ice cream to eat......it's just a great place to go and we end up there a lot when the weather is fine! So, on Tuesday we headed over for a visit to the orchard - with Mom Mom White in tow - and were happy to see that the pumpkins are now out on display. The girls loved looking for the perfect pumpkin - only for me to realize that both of us forgot our wallets and we couldn't take the pumpkin home. We must have been so excited to get out and enjoy the weather we didn't think of much else when leaving the house! Not to worry - that just means another trip to the orchard in the near future!

After the pumpkins, we headed over to the playsets and spent some time there before heading to the animals. The timing was perfect, though, as when we went to see the animals we were so happy to see that a goat was in the process of giving birth. We saw a goat being born! It was such a little miracle. So wonderful! Emma loved it, Julia thought it was okay but was more interested in feeding the goats, and me and Mary Jane were so shocked at how peaceful the whole event was. The mamma goat didn't make a sound at all. Nothing. She pushed the baby out in less than a half hour, moved away for a minute or two, then headed back to check out the baby, sniff her, and then start to clean her up. It was so touching. I really think we were meant to be there that day at that time to witness the birth. Happy Birthday, Goat! We'll be back to visit you soon!

2 Comments from readers:

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Sounds like a great day. What an amazing opportunity to witness the birth of a goat. Your girls are absolutely adorable, by the way. : )

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Tara Bennett said...

Looks like a fun day! Hooray for baby goats! We are just loving our little Gilbert =)